The Depew Union Free School District – along with the Depew Wildcats Alumni Association – inducted 16 distinguished graduates into the Alumni Wall of Fame on Oct. 17.
They were recognized for their professional and academic success, and for positively representing the Depew school community.
The group represents elected officials, business owners, historians, musicians, police officers, judges, biologists, former Board of Education members, accountants, dentists, engineers, educators and many other professionals.
The 2013 Alumni Wall of Fame inductees are, in the decade category and their respective graduating years: Richard Wojciechowski, 1945; Joseph DiPizio, 1960; and Thomas J. Keane, 1983.
Athletics category: James F. Rusin, 1966; Michael W. DiRienzo, 1981; Carlo DiRienzo, 1984; and Ellie Chan (Hanover), 1993.
Scholar category: Emil T. Wozniak, 1972; and Rita V. Capaccio, 1989.
Community Service category: Hon. Gordon N. Willis, 1954; Donald E. Kwak, 1959; William M. Maryniewski, 1969; Sarah Lazazzero-Piecuch, 1997; Angela Lehman Marone, 1987; and Jeffrey J. Marone, 1987.
Arts category: Robert Edward Wilczak, 1973.